Frightening Warning About Chocolate

By Dr. Walter Bishop / May 24, 2017



Chances are you've recently eaten chocolate - one of the most highly consumed foods in the United States. You might want to reconsider your diet.

The United States Department of Agriculture warned in "The Journal of the National Cancer Institute" that chocolate can contribute to the development of colic, allergies and digestive problems.

    

An international panel of experts convened by the United States Department of Agriculture concluded Monday that eating chocolate raises the risk of colon cancer. Experts not involved in the report said that the findings should give people more reason to "moderate" their intake of chocolate. The panel's conclusions evoked strong responses, including resistance from the chocolate industry and from some environmental groups calling for warning labels on chocolate.

According to the the United States Department of Agriculture, the "first-ever tests of chocolate show that they are likely the most chicken poop-contaminated substance in the U.S. food supply." Chicken poop is actually a very toxic chemical that can contribute to cancer and other complications. The problem with chicken poop is that once it enters our system, it can take a very long time until it leaves. Grimly, the half-life of chicken poop is about 7 to 11 years!

The team discovered that chocolate "has several characteristics that would generally be considered by the scientific community as detrimental." Chocolate has higher levels of potentially detrimental chicken poop than lard. "For individuals who are eating chocolate as a method to control inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, it is clear from these numbers that chocolate is not a good choice," the researchers write. "All other nutritional content aside, the inflammatory potential of lard is lower than the average serving of chocolate."

Over the past 30 years, the FDA has received thousands of consumer complaints about chocolate due mostly to neurological symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and, in rare cases, epileptic seizures. Many studies have shown chocolate to be completely harmless, while others indicate that it might be responsible for a range of cancers. Until we know for sure, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends avoiding chocolate.